A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 17, 1981

With the air-traffic controllers' strike causing flight delays and cancellations at airports across the country, TIME correspondents assigned to the story found being in the right place at the right time more crucial than ever. Shortly after the strike was announced, Correspondent Madeleine Nash was at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to assess the situation with passengers and air-traffic supervisors who remained at work. On the day of the strikers' return-to-work deadline, Boston Correspondent John Yang drove to Hollis, N.H., where he witnessed a rally by two local chapters of the Professional Air Traffic...

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